Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 6, 2016, 9:00 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Wake County leading N.C. lottery sales

North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: Wake County leading N.C. lottery sales

The North Carolina Education Lottery sold more than $100 million worth of lottery tickets in its first month of operation, and Wake County brought in more sales than any other county in the state.

According to data released by lottery officials on Monday, Wake County sold more than $7.6 million worth of lottery tickets in the games' first month, topping second-place Guilford County by more than $1.87 million or about 32 percent.

Durham County sold about $3 million worth of tickets in the first month, and Orange County sales reached approximately $800,000.

As of April 30, the lottery had sold $106 million in tickets statewide, and players had collected prize payouts of $53.7 million.

The state currently offers eight scratch-off lottery games with prizes ranging from $5,000 to $100,000.

Triangle Business Journal

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

8 comments. Last comment 11 years ago by NCPicks.
Page 1 of 1
LOTTOMIKE's avatar - cash money.jpg
Tennessee
United States
Member #7853
October 15, 2004
11338 Posts
Offline
Posted: May 4, 2006, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

is charlotte in wake county??

    Avatar

    United States
    Member #26469
    November 18, 2005
    160 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: May 4, 2006, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

    No,Raleigh is in Wake county.Charlotte is in Mecklenburg county.

      Avatar

      United States
      Member #26469
      November 18, 2005
      160 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: May 4, 2006, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

      All the counties mentioned have major cities in them.Guilford county has Greensboro.Durham county has the city of Durham.Orange county is the home of Chapel Hill.These are large population counties.


        United States
        Member #379
        June 5, 2002
        11296 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: May 8, 2006, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

        It would seem then that NC already has a reputation of having a lower payout than the surrounding states. Often the best sales come from counties on the state line.

          Tenaj's avatar - michellea
          Charlotte NC
          United States
          Member #17406
          June 18, 2005
          4053 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: May 8, 2006, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

          No,Raleigh is in Wake county.Charlotte is in Mecklenburg county.

          SmashCharlotte (Mecklenburg County) is the largest city in NC.  Raleigh have the best museum in NC though and is the capitol. 

          takeemtothebank

            Avatar

            United States
            Member #26469
            November 18, 2005
            160 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: May 8, 2006, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

            If/when NC starts the Powerball game they will pay-out the same amount for teir prizes as any other state.


              United States
              Member #379
              June 5, 2002
              11296 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: May 8, 2006, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

              If/when NC starts the Powerball game they will pay-out the same amount for it as any other state.

              I wonder what would happen if NC or any other PB jurisdiction had higher or lower prizes than the other states. For the record, California has pari-mutuel prizes for all nine levels in Mega Millions, but the overall payout percentage is still 50%.

                Avatar

                United States
                Member #26469
                November 18, 2005
                160 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: May 8, 2006, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

                I don't think Powerball allows that.You could check their by-laws to be sure.You may be able to find that info at powerball.com